David Stanko Joins Paul Mitchell Professional in Newly Created Role


John Paul Mitchell Systems has announced the appointment of David Stanko as the Technical Director of Hair Color for Paul Mitchell Professional. In this newly created position, Stanko will utilize his hands-on working style to allow for further collaboration between Research & Development, Marketing, and Salon Development.

Stanko brings to the role a deep knowledge of hair color chemistry, real-life salons usage and consumers’ ever-shifting priorities.

David Stanko, Paul Mitchell Professional’s Technical Director of Hair Color

He previously worked for hair color start-up Madison Reed as the Vice President of Technical Design and Education. Prior to Madison Reed, Stanko spent more than 20 years working at Redken where he held a number of different roles including hair color consultant for Redken 5th Avenue, spokesperson for Redken’s Art of the Consultation, and Senior Director of Technical Development and Product Development.

His extensive experience combined with Paul Mitchell Professional’s innovation and leadership will ensure that JPMS continues to grow as a global force in hair color.

“I am so grateful to join JPMS—a company I’ve long admired,” shared Stanko, in a statement. “Now, I have the opportunity to combine my diverse hair color experiences with a brand that is passionate about professional hair color. I can’t wait to bring hair color to life in a way you’ve never seen before.”

Valerie Georgie, Vice President of Research and Development, couldn’t help but express her excitement of Stanko’s addition to the JPMS family.

“David has a rich history in professional color and is highly esteemed in the industry for his expertise. We’re extremely excited to explore the future of color at JPMS now that David has joined our team,” she said.

For more information about Paul Mitchell Professional, be sure to visit their company website or follow @paulmitchellpro on Instagram.

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch: cnzengung@thetease.com.


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